Macbook pro USB C hub heating up! Is this normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by highlander821, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. highlander821 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2018
    Had bought this third party USB C hub, picture attached for my macbook pro 2018. It seems to heat up pretty quickly when connected to an external monitor and I guess my macbook heats up as well. Is this normal? I have not used Apple USB hub till now to connect an ext monitor so don't have idea regarding this.

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  2. Smoothbassman macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2013

    Some of these devices don't have great thermal management. It's normal for them to heat up. It really varies by vendor.

    I have found that Anker does a great job with their dongles. They do not heat up as much under heavy usage.
  3. highlander821 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2018
    Thanks, I will try and see if Anker works for me. Appreciate your suggestions.
  4. Conutz macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2014
    I bought one (another brand, multiple outputs) and found the same. A email to the manufacturer confirmed it’s normal, they suggested I use it on hard surfaces so it is allowed to keep as cool as possible.

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